Marriott Hotels has for a while run promotions to win new members: Sign up for the Marriott Rewards program and stay twice – and you’ll earn a certificate for one free night at a Category 1-5 hotel (worth $200!). That’s a great promotion and if you are not a member yet, it’s worth signing up for the program through this promotion!
Marriott Rewards is the largest hotel rewards program in the world and will grow even more with the integration of Starwood hotels in August 2018. This promotion requires you to complete two paid stays of at least one night. All current Marriott brands are participating, including the less Fairfield or Courtyard hotels. The free night certificate will be deposited into your account electronically and will be valid for one year from the date of issue. A category 5 hotel requires 25,000 points, valued at 0.8 cents/point for a total value of $200! If you manage to complete two one-night stays at an inexpensive hotel, the promotion payback can be very generous!
Keep in mind that only paid nights count and you should book directly through the Marriott website. Back-to-back nights at the same hotel, even when booked separately, are considered one stay, so you need at least one night between stays at the same hotel or two stays at different hotels.
Bottomline: If you are not a member of Marriott Rewards, it’s worth signing up for the large number of hotels you can earn and redeem points worldwide. And this promotion is the perfect time to do it with the generous free-night bonus. You can review the terms of the offer and sign up here!